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Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-25-2013, 02:16 PM
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Posted By daiglem
I'm not sure exactly how many hours I got out of...

I'm not sure exactly how many hours I got out of the projector before I started to see the pink band. I think I had owned the projector about ... 3 years, give or take. I'd say it probably had 3000...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-25-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 71
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Posted By daiglem
I never had a lamp failure on my 8500UB, and I...

I never had a lamp failure on my 8500UB, and I have both bands at the top and bottom. This probably rules out the direct causal relationship.

It seems as though heat or heat over time is what...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   04-02-2013, 11:41 AM
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Posted By daiglem
Quick update. I tried Epson twice, but no luck....

Quick update. I tried Epson twice, but no luck. My only recourse as a consumer is to not buy Epson again ...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-21-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 426
Views: 84,929
Posted By daiglem
That's about right. Because the problem...

That's about right.

Because the problem (did I mention it's a known problem???) is in the optics engine, their stance is that replacing that entire engine would cost more than just buying a new...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-20-2013, 02:14 PM
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Views: 84,929
Posted By daiglem
Mine developed the dreaded purple/red/pink hue...

Mine developed the dreaded purple/red/pink hue on the bottom (ceiling-mounted) 3 - 4 inches of the screen over the past few months, and Epson has zero interest in trying to help me fix it, even if...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-20-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 71
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Posted By daiglem
Hi folks, I own an Epson 8500 UB, and this...

Hi folks,

I own an Epson 8500 UB, and this issue has reared its ugly head after about 3 years of ownership. My original lamp failed at about 2,000 hrs, which in and of itself isn't horrendous...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-03-2011, 10:27 PM
Replies: 3,634
Views: 493,653
Posted By daiglem
Quote:Originally Posted by kimmik...

Quote:Originally Posted by kimmik http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/19752615)

I highly doubt that what you're describing is due to misconvergence....
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-01-2011, 04:45 PM
Replies: 3,634
Views: 493,653
Posted By daiglem
I just received my 2nd replacement (3rd PJ), and...

I just received my 2nd replacement (3rd PJ), and it seems to be about 1.5 pixels off (I see 5 pixels on the pattern screen, where I *think* I should see 2 if it was perfect). Probably not enough to...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   02-27-2010, 11:02 AM
Replies: 3,634
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Posted By daiglem
Quote:Originally Posted by Cubfan Lou...

Quote:Originally Posted by Cubfan Lou http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/18216494)

I have read that the Panny is better for watching sports, and...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   02-23-2010, 09:04 PM
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Posted By daiglem
Received my replacement today, and it's...

Received my replacement today, and it's definitely a brand new unit. Zero sign of this being a refurb.

Convergence looks good. Half a pixel off at most in one of the corners.

But the big thing...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   02-20-2010, 05:34 AM
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Posted By daiglem
Quote:Originally Posted by OldSlow...

Quote:Originally Posted by OldSlow http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/18169640)

Just got off the phone with Epson. Gonna send me a new unit. Red...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-05-2010, 08:44 AM
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Posted By daiglem
Quote:Originally Posted by Gil Arroyo...

Quote:Originally Posted by Gil Arroyo http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/17847096)

I'm also very happy with the capability of the 8500. Just sold...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-04-2010, 11:33 AM
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Posted By daiglem
Quote:Originally Posted by xradman...

Quote:Originally Posted by xradman http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/17844724)

It may be program dependent. If anyone else with this Blu-ray (Way...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-23-2009, 07:52 AM
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Posted By daiglem
Quote:Originally Posted by Tup...

Quote:Originally Posted by Tup http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/17771983)

I have a great HD channel for trying out calibration settings. It's...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-22-2009, 02:05 PM
Replies: 3,634
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Posted By daiglem
Quote:Originally Posted by Tup...

Quote:Originally Posted by Tup http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/17770475)

I found I had to tweak the contrast and brightness to get decent shadow...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-22-2009, 12:24 PM
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Posted By daiglem
I've played with the focus, to no avail. So...

I've played with the focus, to no avail.

So you recall that screen material having a notable texture then? I appreciate the info - thx! Guess (in time) I will be looking at changing the screen...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-22-2009, 12:04 PM
Replies: 3,634
Views: 493,653
Posted By daiglem
I first thought I was seeing SDE as well - on...

I first thought I was seeing SDE as well - on the ice surface while watching hockey. However, turns out I'm seeing the texture of the screen itself. A knowledgeable friend of mine simply took a...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-22-2009, 07:52 AM
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Views: 493,653
Posted By daiglem
Quote:Originally Posted by VideoDrone...

Quote:Originally Posted by VideoDrone http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/17767403)

about the auto iris, I remember reading in a review of the...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-21-2009, 10:14 PM
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Posted By daiglem
Quote:Originally Posted by Horta...

Quote:Originally Posted by Horta http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/17763571)

Guys don't all panic

The iris on the 8500ub can be totally silent....
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-21-2009, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3,634
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Posted By daiglem
Quote:Originally Posted by VideoDrone...

Quote:Originally Posted by VideoDrone http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/17760997)

some mentioned they heard the auto iris, I came from a 6100 and...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-17-2009, 03:55 PM
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Posted By daiglem
Quote:Originally Posted by NFG660cc...

Quote:Originally Posted by NFG660cc http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/17739090)

I prefer dynamic or theatre 1 which I adjusted both. You can't use...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-17-2009, 10:33 AM
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Posted By daiglem
Quote:Originally Posted by Tup...

Quote:Originally Posted by Tup http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/17736684)



I found some extra digital noise in Satellite viewing...turning...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-16-2009, 12:40 PM
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Posted By daiglem
Quote:Originally Posted by Charles R...

Quote:Originally Posted by Charles R http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/17732144)

Typically used with 24Hz images. No conversion needed... they...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-16-2009, 12:37 PM
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Posted By daiglem
Quote:Originally Posted by adpayne...

Quote:Originally Posted by adpayne http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/17732100)

I wish. Too much to do before a meeting I'm in charge of tomorrow...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-16-2009, 12:10 PM
Replies: 3,634
Views: 493,653
Posted By daiglem
Quote:Originally Posted by adpayne...

Quote:Originally Posted by adpayne http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/17731827)

Just received my 8500UB to my office from AVS. That was fast. They...
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